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to get worse? >> tom, i think the obama administration has been rightfully supporting israel because israel has a right to defend itself, any country would. but i think the united states is going to want to work with egypt, with turkey and qatar to try to convince the leadership to stop this very provocative and hardy shelling of rocketing the cities. when hamas is targeting both tel aviv and israel, this is a new phase of war between a long-running war between them. israel is going to react to that. i think you'll see a very intense demonstration between them to cease and desist. >> gaza is not a big area. at some point they have to run out of pockets to some degree, don't they? >> yeah, but that's a big risk. so the big driver of the israeli operation right now is the long-range rockets that were allegedly supplied by iran and which hamas has been using to target major urban centers in israel like tel aviv, like jerusalem. tel aviv has been the red line for israel, and as long as hamas has been in possession of these rockets and can maintain that threat against israeli population c
resident in all fairness to the civil rights area. the deep south didn't like democrats long before obama came along. they particularly don't like him. >> i think that's absolutely true. you have seen the republican party increasingly become a southern party. look, you hear when you look at people in the south, the rhetoric is about statism. it's tenth amendment stuff. it's all this idea of the federal government overreaching, and there was a lot of sort of pro-confederate revisionism you heard coming out of even the tea party movement, and i think the tea party was also mainly a southern movement. so you definitely had a resistance not just to this president but democrats in general, and then you layer on and i think you add the issue of race and, you know, like it or not, i think that had to be a part of it, too. but for certain barack obama's white working class firewall was in these more unionized states in the midwest. that's where he had a base. >> i think unions are a good force against that prejudice because they encourage you to vote by your economic interests, not your tribe, if
morning. it is of course veterans day, 2012, federal holiday observed right now. president obama among those marking the actual commemoration yesterday. the 11th day of this 11th month of the year. >> yes, the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at are lington national cemetery in virginia. noting this is the first veterans day in ten years that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. and that the war in afghanistan is winding down. >> after a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. and over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they will take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. >> the nfl is honoring veterans with its salute to service campaign. for every point scored in a total of 32 games, $100 is donated to charities that help vets and active duty military. >> that's grit to hear. great to hear too. all the veterans out there, we ten our hat to you. thank you for awful your sacrifices big and small. >> wonderful in a sense that, of course we honor our veterans. it's be
and get entertained as well this weekend. 8:22. we'll be right back. >>> president obama has seen firsthand the damage from hurricane sandy in the new york city area. the president toured hard hit staten island thursday with mayor bloomburg. many people who met with the president yesterday brought up the fact they feel the government's response wasn't fast enough. >>> it is likely little comfort for the storm victims, but an an analyst says the amount of time they've been doing without power is extraordinary. >> energy department records show it took 13 days for power to be 95% restored in new york. new jersey reached the same level in 11 days. >>> take a look at this, new video coming in, a surveillance camera captured some of the flooding and damage in hoboken, new jersey. more than two weeks after hurricane sandy, the train system is operating under limited service. no word yet on a time line for full restoration. that looks like historic -- >> you saw how high the water was. >> unbelievable. unbelievable video. >>> 8:26 now. it's a
mccain, i appreciate your time, sir. thank you. >> thank you for having me on. >> all right, digging deeper, let's bring in senior congressional correspondent david bash, gloria borgen, and david gergen. dana, you have covered senator mccain for years and covered the presidential campaign in 2008 against president obama and what do you make of this? something personal or political? >> i have been half joking all day, that to borrow a phrase from the president, 2008 is calling and it wants its presidential campaign back. you can see and hear both -- in both men's expressions and in the tones of their voices that there is a lot going on there beneath the surface between the two that's probably not resolved from their battle of four years ago. so in that case it is personal and political. it is personal for john mccain in another way to be fair, because he knew ambassador stevens quite well and he had been visiting with him, and he feels this need to avenge his death and make it right. he is on a mission that is definitely personal, but it is also political in another way in that you he
to the islamic militant group hamas. fox reports from the conflict zone. president obama with a message for the jewish state, reinforcing its right to take a stand in the face of terror. >> we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. >> but now we're learning the u.s. and great britain are saying something new, that starting a ground war is risky for israel. >> and in america, helping our own warriors from the front line, and healing the lasting emotional scars of battle. did you know there's an app for that? i'm harris falkner. the middle east at a crossroads, standing between an escalation of the conflict and the search for a cease-fire. egypt within recent days aligning itself with palestinians, but still leading the push to try to end the fighting. reports say an israeli envoy is in cairo for talks to arrange for a truce, but for now, a break through looks distant. the sound now of what is coming. >> people running for their lives, looking for cover. as gaza militants launch dozens of rockets targeting israel's heartland. and j
to be objective, but it is not right. that is the real issue. why did the obama administration put an actor in a military role, then as the head of the agency evaluate the actions? i think we need a national debate about obama's troop escalation in afghanistan. it was a failure. obama is now committed to withdrawing in 2014. that is generally a good thing, but did we need the true escalation, how well did it work, should we do more? all of that cannot be addressed unless we have a national debate on the policy. am sure general petraeus' issues and other security issues were there, but that is really not the issue here. >> it is interesting. all of this takes place as roger bales is being questioned for the murder of 16 afghans. he is now at fort lewis-mcchord in washington state. >> that is another issue. i am from a military family. i really mind that the events in afghanistan are on stage. we know almost no media reporting on afghanistan. our guys are out there fighting, and if they get killed, it is on page 17. it is not right for a country to be at war unless it is committed to the war.
the american energy integration absent from the obama campaign. but michael is right to, there does not seem to be much eagerness with economic relations except mexico or canada. i recall the first choice for obama's trade representative and 2009 decided not to take the job because he did not think anything would happen on trade. now we see the ratification of the panama agreements but their real little. we have the trans-pacific partnership but it is no great eagerness for trade agreements. one does not say brazil or argentina knocking hard at the u.s. storer to deepen the trade relation. that depends on end integration and things look too good frankly. i thought part of your question was whether had the migration from central america, mexico would shape the way we think about but to america in the sense those areas get to a lot of attention moving further away to become even more distant. and the migration patterns follow remit dense patterns and other patterns and geography plays a role in these issues. not surprisingly u.s. chess trade agreements with latin american countries and all of
goldfarb rights. -- writes. host: there is what president obama said in the past that he might do. we're turning to you outside washington today to get your take on this. can it be part of a grand bargain to avoid a fiscal cliff? bob, your first. caller: i never understood, when you are eligible of age to go on medicare, that that is the simultaneous with social security. i do not understand why those are staggered. for all the republicans out there, i agree, i am a fiscal conservative, that the very least to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67 in medicare should absolutely be on the table. i would like to say, i do not get why we do not use our institutions, government institutions. to allow for people like myself, i pay about $7,000 per year out of pocket or an individual policy that i do not use. i might use $200 per year out of 7000. if they give that money to medicare so that i can buy into medicare, i am 54, and spend my next however many years prior to going on medicare paying into medicare on an individual policy, i bet you that there are millions like me read the governme
integration, which was absent from the obama campaign. but on the whole, i think that michael is right in the sense that there does not seem to be much eagerness here for any kind of new economic relations, except perhaps with mexico and canada. i recall the first choice for obama's trade representative back in 2009 when he was first elected decided not to take the job because he did not think anything would happen on trade. we did see the ratification of the panama ratificationcolombian agreements, but beyond that very little. we have negotiations on the trans-pacific partnership, but i think what michael is precisely right on, there does not seem to be any great eagerness in latin america at either for new trade agreements. one does not seek brazil or argentina knocking very hard at r to somehow keepoo in their trade relations. some of this depends on economic integration now, and things do not look too good, frankly. i thought part of your question, your question was whether in fact the heavy migration from central america, mexico would shape the way we think about that america in t
austerity. president obama got it right when he said that companies are awash with cash. what they are missing is enough customers out there to prompt demand and justify them spending more on plants and equipment. businesses need customers. they do not create jobs. austerity is the opposite of income creating sales. it reduces income. tax increases reduce income. spending cuts reduce income. both, i would argue, are the wrong medicine for the economy today. we have seen the effects of austerity. we do not want to follow, these countries over the cliff and gratuitously -- we do not want to follow these countries over the cliff gratuitously. [applause] thank you. >> i want to talk to brad. take the next. >> i have a couple of things to say. our $2 trillion figure is not a recommendation. it is actually a response to the fact that everyone thinks that $4 trillion is what is needed to achieve -- a debt stabilization gold, stabilizing debt to gdp, to keep that from rising faster than the economy, which ultimately is unsustainable -- how long that is sustainable is a question. how f
on the minds of liberals in washington right now. i should say there is one fear -- that president barack obama will give republicans more than they need to accomplish the elusive grand bargain over taxing and spending. your comment. guest: i liked the idea that i only have one thing in my head. that seems like a beautiful states. the president i saw seemed quite clear on the fact that he says he is not going to -- he is going to follow through on what he said in the campaign, which is to make sure the tax cuts for the rich do not get extended. second is that jobs need to be part of the deal. austerity has not worked. cuts have not worked in europe and they will not work here. what he said in public is that he is not going to balance the budget on the backs of the middle-class and the poor. we need to take him at his word. at the same time, we know there are folks in washington who are looking at this as a chance to make cuts to programs they have been gunning for for decades. they see this as a chance to make cuts to social security and medicare. those things were debated in this election. the
. president obama's warning both sides upon to ramp up the fighting in the middle-east, even as he supports israel's right to defend itself. the president is monitoring the crisis closely, as he is in a three-day swing to south asia. wendall is with the president. >> reporter: the president has talks almost dale weprime minister netanyahu and egyptian president morsi and has reached out to the turkish prime minister. he said he would like to see the violence between israel and the palestinians diminish, but says that israel has a right to defend itself. >> israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory f. that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that's preferable. >> reporter: here in thailand, mr. obama's wrapping up the first leg of a three-nation tour, visiting what one analyst calls the troubled children. he goes to burma and cambodia, in burma to urge in theic process and in cambodia, despite the lack of it, there was a wat pot monastery, with the reclining buddha and asked the monk there for prayers, for talk
it won't kill the country. it really won't. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below 250,000. >> bret: all right. there you have it. so. >> two separate points. the first tax rates expire on december 31st. rates are going up for everyone, if nothing happens. if you think republicans can win a showdown on preserving all the current bush tax rates against a president just reelected and gained seats in the senate and the house on just millionaires. good luck. i prefer this as a policy outcome. i don't think it's winnable. i think in the end the republicans will cave. do you cave right thought and get it out of the way. 4% do it for a year little tax hate on the millionaires. get it out of the why is we can can fight about tax reform the big deal that has to happen next year or republicans will cave on december 29th. actual empirical matter. what were the fastest. >> i think '83 to 86 what were the top marginal tax rate. 50%. honestly 35 to 389% by itself is not going to cripple the economy. president obama's proposal. he ran on it let h
anything in washington without having some concerns. i believe the right thing for barack obama, and he has an incredible opportunity to lead if he wants to, he chose not to after being elected in 2008. solely focusing on obamacare. he should really take a team of rivals and a page booklet he did with hillary clinton and put john mccain as secretary of state. martha: what you think about that? >> i like john mccain very much. i think john kerry would be a choice before john mccain. but it would probably be a good idea to reach across the aisle. but you are trying to litigate the election. saying that obama did nothing but obamacare, which is not true. let's move forward and realize. unfortunately -- [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> we have a debt ambassador in libya. [talking over each other] >> is that susan rice's fault? we need to get to the bottom of this. >> you are arguing what we argued a month ago. martha: regardless of what we see here today, there is testimony being given right now. it is honestly a hot issue and remains so. we know that we will hear from gen
. of course, the big question going into an obama second term is whether the palestinian peace process could get back on track. of course, this latest development, this escalation, pushes that hope further down the road. >> all right. certainly, we'll keep an eye on that throughout the morning. alex marquardt, again, live for us from jerusalem this morning. thanks, alex. >>> and in other news right now. the suspect in the colorado movie theater massacre has reportedly injured himself in jail, prompting a judge to postpone his hearing. a sorse says james holmes was hospitalized after intentionally ramming his head into a wall in his cell. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58. >>> a former city comptroller has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $50 million. rita crundwell raided the money of dixon, illinois, for decades, funneling the money into a secret account to pay for her lavish lifestyle and her horse breeding business, as well. crundwell faces up to 20 years in prison. so far, the sale of her assets has brought in about $7 million. but of course, that is just a dro
tonight 6:00 p.m. right here on the fox news channel. >> heather: president obama sounding that lawmakers will reach a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff. expiring tax cuts that go into effect at the end of the year unless congress reaches an agreement. here is a report from washington. >> reporter: while touring a monastery, the fiscal cliff was on his mind and he told a buddhist monk that american leaders could use his prayers. >> president later said she going take any good thing he can get and prominent republicans indicates their party knows that concessions must be made to avoid the fiscal cliff. that is a two way street. g.o.p. is on board for new revenue doesn't mean that they on higher taxes over ten years like the president wants. >> if we take the president's deal that he has brought to the table, you know how many days that pays for the federal government? it's eight days, not eight months, eight days. >> house minority leader says she does not expect a deal for tax deals for the wealthiest americans but she thinks there is an agreement is on the horizon. >> the elements for a
politician, more interestedded in cutting deals and chasing dreams. to the feverish right, it revealed obama as a eurosocialist radical, and republicans never explained how the 715 million tax cut in spending stimulus that even paul ryan supported was good public policy while obama's $787 billion tax and spending stimulus was freedom crushing statism and death of the american free enterprise, but, you know, that's the beauty of being in the minority. in reality, the stimulus was really early evidence thatc'Ñ oa was pretty much what he said he was, a data oriented left the center technicrat, a change the system outsider, govern to work the system insider. the first evidence that despite the flowery talk, he understood that bills that don't pass congress don't produce change. the stimulus is producing change. the wrap on obama was that he was a words guy, but he's more of a deeds guy. you know, it's not producing perfection, but making things better and better is better than worse. before the stimulus, 20% of the doctors used the lek tropical records. it'll reduce cost, improving care. it dir
president obama won reelection . he holds the edge in the discussion right now . speaker of the house john boehner immediately saying he generally supportive of trying to close the loop holes. do you see that as raising taxes? >> what boehner said and in the republican position since republican we should reduce rates have economic growth many of which are put in by obama for the solyndra green-type energy programs. let's bring the rates down. boehner was clear he wanted increase revenues it is not a tax increase to put more americans at work. if our recovery was growing the rate reagans did more americans would be at work. in terms of raising revenue which boehner grew about. if you grew the economy at reagan levels instead of two percent and obama and french levels, just growing faster and do that for a decade, the federal government gets trillions in taxes. we could undo the damage by having higher growth. >> gretchen: that's the difference in ideology. raise it to 3#.9 percent x. replace the alternative minimum tax with the buffet and raise the state tax and long-term capitol gains from
right. a large percentage of the income that barack obama wants to tax at the higher rate is small business income. the other part of it that the speaker didn't mention is the other big component of that income is investment income the money that the people put into the small businesses to create them in the first place. doug knows this very well that one of the big problems we have in the economy right now is businesses aren't inch investigating, they are not expand -lg your operations. can you think of a worst time to raise the tax rate on investment when investment went negative in the last quarter? if businesses are not investing they can't hire more workers and i agree with doug it could cause a ou double-dip recession. gregg: if you force higher income americans to pay more in taxes not through increasing their tax rates but rather closing the loopholes, deductions, credits and so on and so forth, that is still a net increase on that important sector. so how is that any more or less damaging to the economy? >> it's always bad to raise taxes. the economy common-sense is to kee
with breaking news out of washington. "the washington post" is reporting tonight that president obama is considering massachusetts senator john kerry as his new secretary of defense. that's right, defense. putting the decorated veteran and former presidential candidate in charge at the pentagon and not at the state department, as had been widely speculated. "the washington post" is sourcing its reporting to unnamed senior administration officials. senator kerry is also not commenting tonight. if senator kerry does move to the cabinet for defense or any other post, there will be an immediate political question for the democrats as to what happens to his u.s. senate seat in massachusetts. senator kerry had mostly been talked about as a potential replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. the post reporting tonight that that nomination for secretary of state is instead almost certain to go to united nations ambassador susan rice. republicans tried to make into a scandal susan rice's comments after the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. her comments that the attack was though
miller something to do. >> because i was so bored. >> yes. >> you're welcome. >>> all right. and on that, president obama is expected to be asked today about this scandal involving general petraeus and allen. the president is holding his first news conference since the election. in fact, he hasn't had one in more than eight months. he is expected to call congress to compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. cbs news will carry that news conference live. it begins in the west at 10:30 a.m. pacific . >>> now on to europe where flading has battled italy. high water is starting to recede in venice. thousands were left without power and several towns were cut off. now an area north of rome is at risk this hour. alan pizzey is in the italian capital. alan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. don't let the sunny skies fool you. a flood alert has been issued for rome as the muddy rivers of the tiger river which is flowing under this bridge is continuing to rise. cycling and foot paths have been inundated. along the shoreline it has been cut off. in tuscany and umbria, thousands ha
of an instinct on obama's part to press forward in a second term by reaching out more. >> all right. very good. >> jon meacham. >> have you sent one to the president yet? >> i have not. i should do that. >> you need to do that, jon. you need to sign it and send it to the president. he's a big reader. >> as ever, you're ahead of me. so i'll do that. thank you. >> all right, jon meacham, the new book, "thomas jefferson: the art of power." >>> when we come back, vice chair of the senate intelligence committee, senator saxby chambliss, also "bloomberg's" josh green on the three factors he says will decide the fiscal cliff. and david gregory joins the set as well. there's david. >> all right. >> keep it right here on "morning joe." anncr: some politicians seem to think medicare and... social security are just numbers in a budget. well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to cram decisions about the future... of these programs into a last minute budget deal... we'll all pay the price. aarp is fighting to protect seniors with responsible... solutions that streng
they knew and they could trust had the right priority from president obama to historic numbers of democratic women. and out of the problems we asked, and we asked them about everything, i'm sure they were thrilled to to do one more poll after the leather. the candidates they voted against, they were really concerned that those candidates were going to take us back to the failed poll sthoifs past. like, they got it. they don't want to roll the clocks back. they want to move forward. and more than being wrong on any specific issue of debt or health care or social issues or taxes, women recognize the total madmen g.o.p. agenda is what they did not want and they reacted that way. i say this growth will be sustainable in the years to come. and we have the right agenda and need to keep building and talking to our women, our fellow sisters across the country and the men who stand with us. because they know that together we can make a great, great difference. and with that, i think about just some of the incredible women who have done so much and we do have a couple of special guests here today and
the president. i think this whole thing leads right to the white house. write to the oval office. president obama has made some statements already there are so contradictory there is no way he can explain the contradiction of his comments. you talk about a transparent administration -- yes, there are transparent. you can see right through them. there are as corrupt as any i have seen. i think this will lead to impeachment. i think he will be convicted of it as well. host: here is what bill says on twitter. charlie on the independent line. caller: i am not happy with senator mccain. he lost the election. he is still trying to get even for their loss of the election. he is a great supporter of our country attacking iran. how many soldiers and how many people will get killed because of the disaster that would be if we got involved in iran. he should be one of the people doing the news on fox because that is all the talk about all the time. they are constantly attacking the president. he was reelected and he is the president. he did not attack anybody in benghazi. every day if you turn on fox n
happens. thank you. >> all right. >>> president obama got a firsthand look today at parts of new york that were hardest hit by superstorm sandy. thousands of new yorkers, yes, thousands of new yorkers still don't have power two and a half weeks after sandy hit. the storm is raising serious questions about the government's response, even bigger questions about weather patterns, at least for some. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar -- actually, brianna is not yet available i'm told. but we do expect to get her up soon. we'll speak to brianna keilar momentarily. we'll also have a quick check of some of the day's other top stories. that's coming up including mitt romney, did he hurt himself with gaffes during his presidential campaign? is he hurting the republican party right now with his latest comments, the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, he's standing by to join us live. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). >>> we've reconnected with brianna keilar, our white house correspondent, brianna keilar, is watching what's going on in ne
. for many weeks and many months and as president obama has been saying, israel has a clear right to defend itself. but there comes a point where the israelis are going to have an interest in a cease-fire and i hope that point will be in the next day or two because the civilian casualties are mounting in gaza as your koncorresponden have shown just today and yesterday. if the israelis try a ground invasion there's a real fear in the united states and in western europe and in arab capitals, that will lead to further bloodshed, further violence, and i remember, carol, the lebanon war of 2006 where in the first day it is went in israel's favor, and then the whole world and the whole war turned on israel when there were civilian casualties in lebanon itself. so the israelis certainly have a right to defend themselves, but they also have to be careful here. a cease-fire i think is in the interest of both sides. the question is will egypt be adept enough in putting together that kind of cease-fire? >> we'll see. ambassador nicholas burns, thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate it. >> tha
. >> all right. also in "newsweek," the question about whether president obama's the lucky general or master of the game and explain to us the focus of the story. >> sort of moving from the unlucky general -- >> yes, who knew that generals wither going to be such an issue this week. really examines that charge in a sense that obama's always been about luck. he even became a senator in illinois out of luck because his opponent was mad in scandal. there have been many times when it seems as if obama has been saved by the gaunt. he was in a bad trajectory after the debate and hurricane sandy happened and suddenly he was thrust into a very presidential spotlight that made him look better. but what concludes at the end, yes, he has had elements of luck in his career, but this is really about opportunity meeting preparation. and you have to make your luck, you know. willing to be lucky. obama is very, very brilliant, i think, at making his own luck by preparation and as you saw that with osama bin laden, that was long, long in the preparation. long in the preparation. and as we saw in th
. >> it has grown massively. under republican administration. >>> 15 before the hour right now. mitt romney offering a frank reason for why he lost thing election to president obama. in a conference call he said, "gifts" offered to minority voters during his first term pushed blacks, hispanics and young people to vote for him again. the gifts were things like the passage of obama care, forgiveness of college loan interest, dream act legislation for undocumented immigrants, and contraception coverage. more than 70% of hispanics and 90% of blacks voted for president obama in the election. >>> a florida restaurant owner is taking criticism of obama care to the next level. john metz, who owns 40 denny's restaurants and a grill and wing franchise will add a 5% surcharge to customers's bills in 2014. he said passing on obama care to customers is his only alternative to a potential rise in health care costs. he will cut the hours to under 30 hours to avoid a penalty he would face for not insuring some of his workers. >>> warner is still deciding whether he wants to run for governor of virginia. he
mentioned, we are expecting to hear from president obama on these growing scandals later today. nbc news will have live coverage of the president's news conference from the east room at the white house beginning at 1:30 eastern time, 10:30 pacific right here on this nfc station. >>> now for your look at the weather, here's nbc bill karins. hopefully it's a little bit less complicated than this tangled web of information. it is very complicated. hopefully your weather forecast isn't like that. >> i don't have an eighth of the drama. i need some kind of love triangle in the weather office. good morning, everyone. here's what we're looking at in the forecast today. the temperatures have plunge bed in the east coast. if you're heading out this morning, do bundle yourself up in the northeast. temperatures are 20 to 30 degrees colder in the northeast than they were yesterday. that's not factoring in the winds. the cold front went through yesterday. now in the midwest where it has been cold, temperatures are a little bit warmer. wind chill is not as bad around minneapolis and dallas. right now,
, wisdom and colonel for president obama that he will do what is right in your eyes for your people. i close by asking, god, please, god, please, god, please, continue to bless america, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from puerto rico, mr. pierluisi. mr. pierluisi: mr. speaker, puerto rico recently held -- i want to convey to the american public, describe their significance and outline the next steps i will take. as background, puerto rico has been a u.s. territory since 1898. the island is home to 3.7 million american citizens who cannot vote for president, are not represented in the senate, and elect a nonvoting member to the house. federal law is supreme in puerto rico but its residents are treated unequally under many federal programs. voters were first asked whether they want puerto rico to remain a territory. over 1.7 million people answered. which is about 75% of registered voters on the island. 54% said they did not want the current status to continue while 46% said they did. voters were then asked to express their preference among
it. yeah, we get it. followers. >> all right. abe livingon is returning to the white house tonight. speel stephenberg and the members of the cast of "lincoln" will be joining president obama for a screening of the film. cast members expected to attend are sally field and tommy lee jones. >>> stephanie bon jovi, the 19-year-old daughter of bonn john joefy was hospitalized and faces drug charges after a heroin overdose. they found bon jovi unresponsive in a dorm on her college campus. police later discovered heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the room. that led to her arrest. >>> dave matthews group is the late toast pledge aid. the band is donating all sales from the november 30 aj concert to a hurricane relief fund. they're expected to bring in $1 million. way to go, dave. >>> finally, access hollywood asked ben affleck, the 2002 sexiest man alive if channing tatum is deserving of the title. check out what he had to say. >> i think he is and always has been. channing is a really good guy. he's a very good guy. an extremely sexy man. i mean what else can you say? >> is and
for president obama, and i do not mind saying that. right now we need solutions to the problems. i really think the president has offered his hand out. i think congress will work with him. i am optimistic about this. host: can you point to anything specific about the change you see? caller: there is a political thing going on here. you have the midterm coming up. i think they will be thinking about that. there are some positives involved. i think -- really, this was a close election. i know both parties will say it was not. the american people are really a meeting something to live on and go on and drive forward on. i really think -- this did not come overnight. it took me a couple of days to come around. i think this president is willing and people see it. congress better join him and do something about this. host: there is a story about building a super pac called looking in favor of immigration reform. it will be called "republicans for immigration reform." you should know tomorrow morning he is set to join us on this program to talk about the new effort. you can see his comments on the topi
on the right have short memories. that shocked democrats and got their ground operation up and running sooner than they would have otherwise. >> barack obama started building his cam paint day after he got elected. the republican party has an infrastructure problem. i assume they probably figured that out and will work on that over the next four years because that in the end of the day i think is why yes they had a problem with their message, yes, they picked a candidate who was sort of particularly ill suited for the times, but at the same time i think a lot of this has to do with the fact that obama knew where his voters were, who they were, and bombarded them and turned them out. bill: stayed in contact with them for four years and went through them to find other potential voters who weren't there in situate. in the even it's pretty simple. michigan beat iowa 42-17. >> i had a feeling they didn't score many points if he was joking about the offensive coordinator. bill: send me a tweet at bill hemmer because you asked. martha: the fiscal cliff is looming. nancy pelosi drawing a fine the san
that you're right. in past elections, george bush did very well here. but starting with president obama, it's been trending more and more democratic. and i think a lot of that is what's happening in the i-4 corridor. pinellas county, st. petersburg, my home, hillsboro county here in tampa, both went for the president. but more significantly, orange and osceola counties, you had a great turnout of new puerto r o ricans that made a huge difference in this election, with the immigration issue, of course. >> one thing we need to discuss is the situation in florida. it was an 11-page ballot, to clarify for everybody. long lines that we saw there because people had a lot to consider when going to their polling place. but you were very critical of governor scott there because he refused to extend early voting from eight days to the usual 14. during your time as governor, you did extend early voting. how do you think that florida can use hindsight as 20/20? it seems there is always in modern-day publics and modern-day elections, there's a sticking point with the state of florida. >> yeah. this rea
the church won't give up it's fight against president obama's birth control healthcare mandate. he said they will move forward with lawsuits, arguing all employers should be able to opt out of free birth control coverage, so says the cardinal. all right. rich, back to you. >> thanks very much. >> we know there's no place like home so imagine this woman's reaction from government bulldozers rolled up to her front yard looking to take back a piece of land that's been in her family for 200 years. but after crews ripped up the road, construction was called off and they nixed the project and offered her a settlement to keep her mouth shut. good morning. >> good morning. >> so sorry this happened to you. this is what we call eminent domain where the government, a town, a county has the power to come in and take over land if they want to. but in this case, after they did that, i'm sure you weren't happy with that initially, but then they nixed the project. so where does it stand now? what do you want? >> right now my road is damaged. i have trees of that been torn down, shrubs of that been tor
know will ask me, president obama, during his first term, chose not to visit israel permanenty, in his capacity as president. he is on an asian tour right now, talking a lot about economics and the economies -- he was in thailand this morning. should he be in the region right now? >> maybe not in the region right now because the negotiations that are going on would just be distracted by the president being on the ground out there. but he certainly needs to make a trip out to the region. he needs to make a trip to israel and to some of the other countries, like jordan in the region, to reassure the people that we are indeed engaged and will be engaged in the future. >> jamie: all right. ambassador, thank you very much for being with us. i appreciate your insight on it. i am sure, like us, you must be hearing from people in the region who are gravely concerned, right? >> absolutely. on botheds. people are very, very nervous. they don't want to see a war. everybody loses in a war. there has to be a way out of this. >> jamie: i hope so, sir. nice to meet you. thank you, ambassador walker.
are purely a pastor. you do not do much. it is very hard right now. very hard to exist in this environment. now that you have four more years of president obama, -- melissa: smaller is better. caesar did you will not get a relaxation of dodd-frank. higher taxes, smaller paychecks. get used to it. lori: there are renewed worries about what is coming around the next quarter. melissa: just how negative is that negative guidance? we have what you need to know. ♪ all eyes, right here. this is our year. i thought it was last year... turns out i was wrong. none of us would walk in here and settle. that's how we are! i forgot what i was goi to say. patrick, i want 100% commitment! because i care man, ok? who are we!? 49ers! 49ers! 49ers! yeah! [ all cheering ] what the heck is going on in here? sorry coach, i just got a little carried away. alright, i think we're good. [ morgan ] for a chance to be in a locker room on game day and more... join visa nfl fan offers and make your season epic. [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, no ma
on that coming up. even when they say it's not, it is always about money. melissa: all right. first the day's market headlines. a bad day for stocks just keeps getting worse. a news conference by president obama only amplified fears about the fiscal cliff and down to a 4-month low down 185 points. banks of america led the slide, closing down more than 3 1/2%. one bright spot, cisco shares surged 5% on an earnings beat. >>> now to our top story, president obama may be a betting man because he is trying to double down on how much tax revenue will be raised as part of the fiscal cliff deal. after meeting with business leaders today and union leaders yesterday, the report president is reportedly taking a hard-line with the gop, pushing for a $1.6 trillion tax hike on corporations and the wealthy over the next 10 years. here it comes. joining me is union leader. thanks so much for joining us. you're the national, sorry, the president of the national education association. you attended the president's meeting with labor leaders at the white house. thanks for joining us. what was the tone of that
, the seeking of a diplomatic outcome, which i think they should do, if that fails, i think that the obama administration and president obama is going to have a decision very much like the one president bush had in 2002. right now we need to step back and think creatively. are there other scenarios that we can work that can get a good result in iran? without leaving the president of the united states where he only has two choices? go to war, or accept a nuclear- powered iran. neither of those is attractive. now is the time to think of it -- think creatively about an acceptable outcome in iran and avoid the halcyon choice. >> are you concerned about is real? >> interesting, israel has a lot at stake, but they are also an independent decision maker. they have their own interest in this and have made it clear that they are not prepared to except without some of the military action iran with a clear path to a nuclear weapon. one scenario would be for the illustration to try to engage with the iranians diplomatically. with the other countries involved in the so called p five. offering a robust
. hannity starts right here right now. >> that was each and every passing day americans are learning from scandals, events and even acts of war that the obama administration worked to keep secret until after the election. on friday, three days after, we learn that david petraeus, the head of the cia, was stepping down because of an extramarital affair. first i want to say that david petraeus is one of a greatest genuine hero. he is the first general in generations to turn around a war america was losing to iraq and 2006 and 2007 and he helped divert defeat. and for general petraeus to do what he did when he was director of the central intelligence agency, it was triple problem inmatic and opened him up to blackmail. for people who say it's a private matter, you are simply wrong. you can't have the cia director of america involved in a fair. once the affair was revealed, there was not a question in petraeus's mind that he needed to resign. but the story doesn't simply end there. now the white house claims that the president first received information about the affair on thursday. but a sou
; that right? >>guest: as chair of the senate foreign relations committee, john kerry has traveled the globe and serves asen unofficial diplomat for the obama administration but the latest reports have john kerry being tapped to head the pentagon as secretary of defense, some lawmakers openly wander whether someone who famously threw away the medals he was awarded for service in vietnam could credibly serve in a post where he himself would be awards the medals today. >> there would be significant concerns along the lines you raise about senator john kerry jerk as secretary of defense and i don't see those concerns as secretary of state and i have worked with senator john kerry on the foreign relations committee and who would be able to be confirmed as secretary of state. >>reporter: the white house is not commenting on the trial balloons. >>shepard: james rosen, thank you. a good chance you have it in a computer right now, the security software that the cops believe they want to question the man, cops in belize want to question the map after his neighbor was suddenly dead. and this guy has a
thought he wasn't compromised. he was fired. maybe it was the right decision at the white house and maybe not. the situation, someone who had independent standing is gone. and the second term of obama and hillary clinton is gone. strikes me that the second term of the obama administration is going to be full of loyalists not people who might stand up to the obama white house. not that petraeus did in case of september. he went along with the convenient line but to be fair maybe he had national security reasons for thinking it was prudent thing to do at the time. >> if he does testify in close or open sessions, the members are going to hear about what was really going on in benghazi and why he said what he did publicly. bill brings up another point, the bigger question is what second term they want and what they want to be surrogate in agencies. >> bret: to bill's point about sticking around and he thought he was sticking around, i want to remind people that broadwell gives this state in the denver, october 26. >> now, i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the c.i.a. annex had actua
, pennsylvania's arlen specter and bob bennett of utah lost their re-election bids in 2010. all right, enough of that real news, we'll gather around the water cooler and talk about the angry letters that the white house has been receiving since president obama's re-election. many solidly conservative states have been flooding the white house's we the people website with petition requests to secede from the union of the united states. for help on that john stuart n >> they have received petitions from 20 states who would like to cede from the union. >> wait. i'm not sure exactly which 20 states those are or which people they are in those states but i think i can express how i feel about these states and people in the words of the great william wonka. >> stop, don't come back. [ applause ] >> at least now i'm beginning to understand why southern states were always so hesitant to get rid of the confederate flag. it was like keeping your fat pants after you lose some weight. you're happy now with the new you but pretty soon you'll need those fat pants again. oh, domino's in staten island. >> alwa
are both in red right now. the dow is down by 15 points, nasdaq flat coming off earlier highs. >>> president obama says the u.s. is not going to fall off of the "fiscal cliff." during a press conference the president says he is willing to work with republicans to keep automatic spending cuts and tax hikes from taking effect at the end of the year. the president wants to maintain current tax rates for people make under $250,000 a year. but he says the wealthy will have to pay more taxes which has been a sticking point for some republicans. >>> the maker of blackberry is getting ready to release a new smartphone. research in motion sails the blackberry 10 will hit the market at the end of january. the company delayed the new phone to make some changes. guys, looks like i might be getting an upgrade on my blackberry. >> about time. >> aren't you happy about that? >> i am! going to be cool. >> and apparently, you can use your blackberry and get a cup of tea now at starbucks, too? >> that's right. it's building on its tea business. starbucks spent $620 million to buy teavana of at
of benghazi leads right to the white house. right to the oval office. and president obama has made some statements already that are so contradictory of each other there is no way in the world he could explain the contradiction of his comments. talk about a transparent administration. yeah, they are transparent all right of you can see right through them. and they are as corrupt as any i have seen. i think this is going to lead to impeachment. i don't think that's an overstatement. i think it will lead right to impeach. and i think he will be convicted of it. host: it's almost laughable to see is senator mccain comment about susan rice's qualifications after picking sara palin as his vice president in 2008. new jersey on our independent line. good morning. caller: i'm not happy with senator mccain. senator mccain lost the election. he's still trying to get even for the loss of the election. he's a great supporter of us -- our country attacking iran. how many soldiers and how many people in this country will get killed because of the disaster that would be if we got involved in iran? he s
, there is a mutually assured let's cool the rhetoric on that down right now because it is not helpful toward moving toward a deal. but it is a big underlying concern. when president obama goes to asia, in the coming week, a lot of asian nations who are concerned about china's rise are concerned about a sequestration particularly the automatic defense cuts that would take place. it is still a very real concern. there is on some gut level in d.c., a feeling of let's not even talk about this right now. nobody wants this to happen. >> correct me if i'm wrong but don't we have to deal with raising the debt ceiling again before too long. >> let's not talk about that either. there are so many things piling up that either have to happen by the end of the year or would kick in early next year or you know february doesn't seem like that far away, right. so there are a number of things that are in some way daisy chained together as part of these negotiations. >> we're talking to margaret talev, white house correspondent for bloomberg new
. >>> president obama's inauguration is still a couple months away, but with all the talk of scandal dominating washington right now, it's starting to feel like his second term has already begun. here's cnn's john berman. >> so, wolf, it took like 76 hours r the president's re-election to get subsumed in the whole petraeus/broadwell/alan/kelley mess. it may be the perfect introduction to the realities of re-election. it really is enough to give you second thoughts about that second term. >> reporter: president obama, you were just elected to a second term. what are you going to do next? go to disney world? doubtful. embark on immigration reform? possible. avoid the fiscal cliff? maybe. but if history has taught us anything, perhaps the first thing he should do is lawyer up. we're not suggesting the president is in any kind of legal jeopardy, it's just that second terms have become synonymous with scandal. richard nixon's second term -- >> well, i'm not a crook. >> reporter: he resigned in the wake of watergate. ronald reagan's second term -- >> a few months ago, i told the american people i did
" this morning, negotiations happening right now. but will it stop the bloodshed between gaza and israel? anderson cooper live for us this morning in gaza. >> president obama takes a historic trip to myanmar and cambodia. what he has to say and why everyone is not happy the president is even there? >> is the black friday frenzy all just a big scam? how you can stay home this year and still get the best deals. >>> the clock is ticking here on the fiscal cliff. we continue to talk about it. 43 days to go. why there is new optimism there will be a deal reached soon. >> it is monday, november 19th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. soledad is off today. we want to welcome in our special team that's joined us here. "new york times" columnist. nan hayworth. ron brownstein, cnn political analyst is here as well. >> welcome to you all. we will be talking here in a moment. we have to begin with the huge story. "starting point," this morning, death and despair mounting in the middle east. the conflict in gaza city, it is intensifying. it's been intensifying overnight.
% cash back on almost everything. >>> we could see changes in the obama administration, sooner rather than later. >> the president faces a number of challenges right now, including avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. joining us is david gregory. >> good morning, david. >> good morning. >> a lot of talk about david petraeus. the spotlight this week is when he went before the intelligence committee to talk about the attacks on libya. >> that's right. i think that's become a big focus beyond his personal problems and his affair, and the question of whether there was a government coverup at some level? a lot of focus on susan rice, the ambassador who came on the show who said this was a spontaneous attack, not something terror related. she did testify about that the real issue we'll tackle this morning was had she contradicted the view of the administration, saying she did believe it was terrorism all along, and even at the outset, talking points given by the intelligence community to susan rice, that have the elimination of any reference to the terror attack. >> will this set up a confi
tongue. the college age daughters of many of my friends voted for obama because they were completely turned off by the knee neanderthal comments like the suggestion of legitimate rape. so on one hand some of the far right saying they're right and plowed of their stance and others now saying they would have liked to have cut off somebody's tongue if they say this again. i just want to see where it goes and if there are more moderate voiceses that can bring balance to a party that seems out of control. thank you both for your time this evening. >>> coming up, you know the phrase. and you love the phrase. >> fired up! ready to go! >> who knew there was an incredible story behind it? the woman who gave the president his rallying cry joins us next. . i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't work on runny noses. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have an antihistamine. really? [ male announcer ] really. alka-seltzer plus cold and cough fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a fast acting antihistamine to relieve your r
. >>> there's a marriage in arizona that i think might be heading to divorce court. >> i think you're right, the issue in this love story is the presidential election of all things. holly solomon is under arrest for what happened after she found out president obama won reelection and that her husband did not vote. here's part of the 911 call. >> he got out of the car, and she was screaming at him and he started walking away and she started driving in circles around him. and she wouldn't let him go. he took off to try to get away and she ran into him. >> she is facing assault with a deadly weapon charge. her husband is in the hospital with serious internal injuries. >>> it's 6:19, back to normal starting today at gas stations this new jersey. >> things are starting to lightningen up there. the garden -- lighten up there. it was all put into place because of the shortages because of the big storm but the rationing system will remain in place for parts of new york city for the time being but lines are beginning to shrink as things slowly get back it normal. >>> check it out, a large hole opene
to think it meant when a presidential candidate won 332 electoral college votes and he thought this right up until the day before the election. >> all of my thinking says romney big. not even close. 300 plus electoral votes for romney. >> even though president obama very clearly ran on raising income tax rates for top earners, paul ryan claims he is not so sure that's what america actually voted for. >> his argument is people voted for him because they believe tax rates should be raised. do you disagree? >> i don't know if i agree with that. we have divided government, they also voted for a clear majority. >> never mind that more votes were cast for democrats in the house of representatives than republicans. in the house, republicans maintained their majority, strictly through gerrymandering their districts, and never mind that election exit polls show that 13% of voters said they should increase all tax rates on everyone, and another 47% said increase tax rates for incomes over 250,000, so that adds up to 60% of americans in favor of at least the obama tax rate increases and some of them
, the biggest issue for the markets right now seems to be the uncertainty surrounding the fiscal cliff. yesterday business leaders urged president obama and lawmakers to prevent a year end across board tax rise that will go into act unless congress acts. >> he understands it requires a combination of tax increases and title refor and discretionary spending cuts that dnl democrats and republicans have to work together. i'm is sure there will be a lot of forth and back between republicans and democrats, the congress and the president as they start to work their way to a deal. but i'd say there's strong recognition of the significant of getting a deal for the ben fft t benefit of the american public. >> this is all about trying to make american business more competitive, trying to have a fair balanced approach to tax refo reform. the president was clear he wants a balanced approach and we were clear we are behind him. >> top the president and top member of congress will be meeting. cnbc is urging leaders to rise above partisan rhetoric to try to find a solution and in that spirit, we have
. but the obama administration lined up with the israelis. state department spokesman mark toner said the u.s. believes israel has the right to defend itself. >> our position is clear that there's no justification for the violence that hamas and other terrorist organizations are employing against isrl. and the onus is on them to cease their rocket attacks so that this de-escalation can take place. >> suarez: earlier, i spoke with the israeli ambassador to the united states michael oren to discuss the latest developments. ambassador, what's the latest from tel aviv? where the strikes accurate? have missiles actually hit the city and is anyone snurt >> thankfully nobody was hurt. the rockets struck in the greater tel aviv area. the alarms went off. the sirens, prime minister netanyahu was in the city at the time to a bomb shelter and now this simply means that 4.5 million israelis-- over half the population of the state of israel-- has come under rocket fire from terrorists within gaza >> suarez: does this represent a significant of abilitys in the range of people who would shoot in israeli c
with right now. and it leaves the united states at a difficult position. you remember president obama said in that -- in that interview with telemundo that he wasn't sure if egypt was a steadfast ally anymore. right now when you have egyptian officials coming here and expressing solidarity with hamas, it's clear why the united states had those doubts. >> richard engel, thank you very much. >>> here is erica. >> lester, thanks. we are learning more today about september's deadly consulate attack. former cia director david petraeus, still reeling from revelations of his affair testified on capitol hill behind closed doors. kristen welker has more. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capitol on friday, but his testimony is still making waves with lawmakers. some say it only raises more questions about the way the administration handled the bengahzi attack. reporters were blocked from petraeus to spare him embarrassment. lawmakers say petraeus testified that cia immediately believed that terrorists were involved in the assault, that is in contrast to what secretary rice said
israel. it is the kind of unpredictable situation that egypt will have a tough time dealing with right now and it leaves the united states in a very difficult position. you remember, president obama said in that interview with telemundo that he wasn't sure egypt was really even a steadfast ally right now, he said it's not quite an enemy. right now when you have egyptian officials expressing such solidarity with hamas, it's clear to see why the united states had those doubts. >> richard engel in gaza, thanks very much. >>> we are learning more today about september's deadly consulate attack in benghazi, libya. former cia director david petraeus still reeling from the revelation of his affair, testified on capitol hill behind closed doors. kristin welker is in our washington bureau with more. good morning. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capital on friday, but his testimony is still making waves with lawmakers. some say it only raises more questions about the way the administration landled the benghazi attack. due to the firestorm surrounding his life, reporters wer
that will be the play when you move back into equities. we're still neutral right now. cheryl: underneath that umbrella of healthcare, if you will, the insurance companies got a big boost thanks to the president's healthcare law, the obama care, if you will but you think that trade is maybe over. >> you have to separate what gets the pop and then stays versus where do you think there's a longer term play. >> people still get sick i guess is what i'm saying? >> people get sick, but i think there will be enough pressure and uncertainty on the healthcare side despite people getting sick, we don't think that's the best place to have your money right now. we'd be underweight. cheryl: dividend paying high yielding equities, am i missing anything here? >> on the fixed income side what we like there is we like credit over treasuries. we would be in corporates, high yield. and some of the munis. revenue bonds, things like that. cheryl: the treasury market overall is the fact you have europe which has a host of problems, those are never ending so you still have kind of a nice interest in u.s. debt. do you think
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